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Released: 27-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Wills Eye Is Voted One of America’s Best Eye Hospitals in Nationwide Poll of Ophthalmologists
Wills Eye Hospital

For the 32nd consecutive year, Wills Eye earns a top ranking in the annual Best Hospital Survey

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Released: 26-Jul-2021 4:15 PM EDT
Bottling Clean Energy in Chemical Bonds
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Of the various methods to store renewable energy, one stands out for holding onto energy for months at a time: storing energy in the chemical bonds of molecules such as hydrogen.

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Released: 26-Jul-2021 2:45 PM EDT
What Happens to Marine Life When Oxygen Is Scarce?
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Woods Hole, Mass. (July 26, 2021) — In September of 2017, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution postdoctoral scholar Maggie Johnson was conducting an experiment with a colleague in Bocas del Toro off the Caribbean coast of Panama. After sitting on a quiet, warm open ocean, they snorkeled down to find a peculiar layer of murky, foul-smelling water about 10 feet below the surface, with brittle stars and sea urchins, which are usually in hiding, perching on the tops of coral.

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Released: 26-Jul-2021 2:25 PM EDT
Astronomers Uncover Briefest Supernova-Powered Gamma-Ray Burst
NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory

Astronomers have discovered the shortest-ever gamma-ray burst (GRB) caused by the implosion of a massive star. Using the international Gemini Observatory, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab, astronomers identified the cause of this 0.6-second flurry of gamma rays as a supernova explosion in a distant galaxy. GRBs caused by supernovae are usually more than twice as long, which suggests that some short GRBs might actually be imposters — supernova-produced GRBs in disguise.

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Released: 26-Jul-2021 1:25 PM EDT
Climate Experts Share Insights in New Report From Argonne’s America Resilient Conference
Argonne National Laboratory

America Resilient proposed key ways to mitigate the degree of likely human suffering, loss of biodiversity, and disruptions to critical societal systems by building resilience and mitigating the effects of climate change in the United States.

Newswise:Video Embedded newswise-expert-panels-on-covid-19-pandemic-notable-excerpts-quotes-and-videos-available
Released: 26-Jul-2021 10:00 AM EDT
Newswise Expert Panels on COVID-19 Pandemic: Notable excerpts, quotes and videos available

Newswise is hosting a series of Expert Panels discussion on unique aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This tip sheet includes some notable quotes from the panelists.

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Released: 26-Jul-2021 8:50 AM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: COVID Variants and a Surge Among the Unvaccinated: Live Expert Panel for July 23rd, 2021

Panelists will discuss the threat posed by new COVID variants and continued vaccine hesitancy.

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Released: 22-Jul-2021 3:50 PM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center Becomes First and Only Center in New Jersey to Offer Incisionless Neurosurgical Tremor Treatment
Hackensack Meridian Health

On June 14, 2021, Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center became the first and only center in New Jersey — and one of only a few in the country — to offer noninvasive MRI-guided focused ultrasound to treat hand tremors, or involuntary and rhythmic shaking that affects people with certain neurological conditions.

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Released: 22-Jul-2021 12:55 PM EDT
Gaming Graphics Card Allows Faster, More Precise Control of Fusion Energy Experiments
University of Washington

University of Washington researchers have developed a method that uses a gaming graphics card to control plasma formation in their prototype fusion reactor.

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Released: 22-Jul-2021 10:15 AM EDT
Competitive Gymnast Beats Spine Disorder

Molly Neinstein took up gymnastics when she was just 7. Within a few years, she was climbing the ranks of competitive gymnastics and seemingly on a fast track to becoming nationally recognized.

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Released: 22-Jul-2021 10:05 AM EDT
New Study Provides Clues to Decades-Old Mystery About Cell Movement
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

A new study, led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities engineering researchers, shows that the stiffness of protein fibers in tissues, like collagen, are a key component in controlling the movement of cells. The groundbreaking discovery provides the first proof of a theory from the early 1980s and could have a major impact on fields that study cell movement from regenerative medicine to cancer research.

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Released: 22-Jul-2021 10:00 AM EDT
Surgeons Endorse Advocacy Efforts to Improve Firearm Safety and Reduce Firearm-Related Injuries
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Results from a survey of 54,761 U.S. ACS members, of whom 11,147 responded, have been published as two articles on the website of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS)

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Released: 21-Jul-2021 7:05 PM EDT
Bringing the Jury to the Crime Scene via a 3D Headset
University of South Australia

A new study published by the University of South Australia provides overwhelming evidence in favour of using virtual reality in the courtroom, effectively dropping jurors right in the middle of a car accident or murder scene.

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19-Jul-2021 7:00 AM EDT
How Calcium Precisely Directs Blood Flow in the Brain
University of Maryland School of Medicine

University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Vermont researchers have shown how the brain communicates to blood vessels when in need of energy, and how these blood vessels respond by relaxing or constricting to direct blood flow to specific brain regions.

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Released: 21-Jul-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Take a Look Inside the Danforth Center’s X-Ray CT Facility
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Did you know our x-ray computer tomography (x-ray CT) facility is one of the only X-ray imaging facilities in North America that is solely devoted to studying plant biology?

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19-Jul-2021 4:05 PM EDT
New 3D Images of Shark Intestines Show They Function Like Nikola Tesla’s Valve
University of Washington

For more than a century, researchers have relied on flat sketches of sharks’ digestive systems to discern how they function — and how what they eat and excrete impacts other species in the ocean. Now, researchers have produced a series of high-resolution, 3D scans of intestines from nearly three dozen shark species that will advance the understanding of how sharks eat and digest their food.

Newswise:Video Embedded the-august-issue-is-out-find-out-the-top-reasons-to-read-the-august-issue-of-diseases-of-the-colon-and-rectum
Released: 16-Jul-2021 6:00 PM EDT
The August issue is out! Find out the top reasons to read the August issue of Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

The August issue is out! Find out the top reasons to read the August issue of Diseases of the Colon and Rectum

Newswise:Video Embedded bio-based-coating-for-wood-outperforms-traditional-synthetic-options
Released: 16-Jul-2021 3:05 AM EDT
Bio-Based Coating for Wood Outperforms Traditional Synthetic Options
Aalto University

Researchers have used lignin, a natural polymer abundant in wood and other plant sources, to create a safe, low-cost and high-performing coating for use in construction. The coating is non-toxic, hydrofobic, it retains wood’s breathability and natural roughness while being resistant to colour changes and abrasion.

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12-Jul-2021 4:00 PM EDT
Scientists Take First Snapshots of Ultrafast Switching in a Quantum Electronic Device
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Scientist demonstrated a new way of observing atoms as they move in a tiny quantum electronic switch as it operates. Along the way, they discovered a new material state that could pave the way for faster, more energy-efficient computing.

Newswise:Video Embedded cocoa-bean-dna-testing-offers-path-to-end-slavery-and-child-labour-in-chocolate-industry
Released: 14-Jul-2021 6:05 PM EDT
Cocoa bean DNA testing offers path to end slavery and child labour in chocolate industry
University of Bath

A new method of DNA testing on cocoa beans could revolutionise the chocolate industry, offering consumers greater reassurance about the origins and ethics of their beloved confectionery, and giving the global cocoa industry a precision tool to help end slavery and child labour.

Newswise:Video Embedded covid-19-uptick-triggers-concern
Released: 14-Jul-2021 10:15 AM EDT
COVID-19 Uptick Triggers Concern

A month after the governor eased pandemic restrictions, it feels almost like a normal summer in Southern California's crowded restaurants, airplanes and beaches.

Newswise:Video Embedded liquid-metal-sensors-and-ai-could-help-prosthetic-hands-to-feel
Released: 14-Jul-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Liquid Metal Sensors and AI Could Help Prosthetic Hands to ‘Feel’
Florida Atlantic University

Prosthetics currently lack the sensation of “touch.” To enable a more natural feeling prosthetic hand interface, researchers are the first to incorporate stretchable tactile sensors using liquid metal and machine learning. This hierarchical multi-finger tactile sensation integration could provide a higher level of intelligence for artificial hands by improving control, providing haptic feedback and reconnecting amputees to a previously severed sense of touch.

Newswise:Video Embedded trajectory-tracking-with-balance-the-key-to-bicycles-that-ride-themselves
Released: 13-Jul-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Trajectory tracking with balance: the key to bicycles that ride themselves
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

This paper studies the trajectory tracking and balance control problem for an autonomous bicycle — one that is ridden like a normal bicycle before automatically traveling by itself to the next user — that is a non-minimum phase, strongly nonlinear system.

Newswise:Video Embedded university-of-portsmouth-becomes-the-first-non-us-partner-of-a-new-project-to-tackle-plastic-pollution-in-the-usa
Released: 13-Jul-2021 12:40 PM EDT
University of Portsmouth becomes the first non-US partner of a new project to tackle plastic pollution in the USA
University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth is now a key member of a collaborative effort funded by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and industry to tackle the growing global crisis of plastic waste.

Newswise:Video Embedded 1-million-prize-for-plastics-to-protein-research-awarded-to-steve-techtmann-ting-lu
Released: 13-Jul-2021 12:35 PM EDT
€1 Million Prize for Plastics-to-Protein Research Awarded to Steve Techtmann, Ting Lu
Michigan Technological University

Steve Techtmann has won the 2021 Future Insight Prize — awarded to innovative research in health, nutrition and energy — for his food generator concept.

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9-Jul-2021 5:15 PM EDT
Calling all couch potatoes: this finger wrap can let you power electronics while you sleep
University of California San Diego

A new wearable device turns the touch of a finger into a source of power for small electronics and sensors. Engineers at the University of California San Diego developed a thin, flexible strip that can be worn on a fingertip and generate small amounts of electricity when a person’s finger sweats or presses on it. What’s special about this sweat-fueled device is that it generates power even while the wearer is asleep or sitting still.

Newswise:Video Embedded after-20-year-search-undiagnosable-patient-gets-answer-pots
Released: 13-Jul-2021 10:30 AM EDT
After 20-Year Search, 'Undiagnosable' Patient Gets Answer: POTS

Kim Ryberg, 33, remember the first time she fainted at age 13. Over the next two decades, Ryberg experienced life-altering symptoms like regular fainting spells, extreme vertigo and excessive hot and cold flashes. Her symptoms diminished her quality of life, leaving her Kim Ryberg unable to drive, work or have children with her husband, for fear of fainting and causing an accident. She sought answers from more than 50 doctors, but never received a diagnosis.

Newswise:Video Embedded leveraging-dna-to-create-advanced-usable-materials-with-jason-kahn
Released: 12-Jul-2021 10:25 AM EDT
Leveraging DNA to Create Advanced, Usable Materials with Jason Kahn
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Jason Kahn, a staff scientist at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN), is conducting research in DNA-based assembly and building a one-of-a-kind automated platform to explore self-assembly processes.

Newswise:Video Embedded protein-appears-to-prevent-tumor-cells-from-spreading-via-blood-vessels
Released: 12-Jul-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Protein Appears to Prevent Tumor Cells from Spreading Via Blood Vessels
Johns Hopkins University

Researchers have identified a specialized protein that appears to help prevent tumor cells from entering the bloodstream and spreading to other parts of the body.

Newswise:Video Embedded new-cross-specialty-acs-quality-verification-program-will-improve-quality-and-safety-for-all-surgical-patients
9-Jul-2021 3:05 PM EDT
New cross-specialty ACS Quality Verification Program will improve quality and safety for all surgical patients
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

ACS QVP provides a proven, standardized method for establishing, measuring, and improving a hospital’s quality infrastructure across surgical departments.

Newswise:Video Embedded innovative-gene-therapy-reprograms-cells-to-reverse-neurological-deficiencies
9-Jul-2021 8:05 PM EDT
Innovative Gene Therapy 'Reprograms' Cells To Reverse Neurological Deficiencies
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

A new method of gene therapy is helping children born with a rare genetic disorder called AADC deficiency that causes severe physical and developmental disabilities. The study was led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Newswise:Video Embedded dual-mobility-hip-replacement-does-double-duty-relieves-pain-and-reduces-risk-of-dislocation
Released: 9-Jul-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Dual Mobility Hip Replacement Does Double Duty: Relieves Pain and Reduces Risk of Dislocation
Geoffrey Westrich, MD

Studies by Dr. Geoffrey Westrich and colleagues at HSS have found that the dual mobility prosthesis reduces the risk of dislocation, one of the most common complications after hip replacement surgery.

Newswise:Video Embedded shark-week-2021-sharks-and-the-ocean-s-twilight-zone
Released: 9-Jul-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Shark Week 2021: Sharks and the Ocean’s Twilight Zone
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Sharks are some of the largest fish in the ocean, known as apex predators, that steal the show in films, television and of course - shark week!

Newswise:Video Embedded how-sweet-it-is-study-finds-songbirds-can-taste-sugar
Released: 9-Jul-2021 9:25 AM EDT
How Sweet It Is: Study Finds Songbirds CAN Taste Sugar
Cornell University

A team of international scientists finds that more than 4,000 species of songbirds can taste sugar--contrary to conventional thought.

Newswise:Video Embedded concussion-calculator-predicts-recovery-time-risk-of-long-term-symptoms
8-Jul-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Concussion calculator predicts recovery time, risk of long-term symptoms
University Health Network (UHN)

The ability to determine who will recover quickly, and who will continue to suffer from symptoms has largely eluded the medical community. Until now.

Newswise:Video Embedded 100-renewable-microgrid-takes-off-at-the-redwood-coast-airport
Released: 8-Jul-2021 12:20 PM EDT
100% Renewable Microgrid “Takes Off” at Airport in Northern California
Humboldt State University

The Redwood Coast Airport Microgrid’s community partners today announced construction activities on what will be the first 100% renewable, multi-customer microgrid in California.

Newswise:Video Embedded phage-display-based-gene-delivery-a-viable-platform-technology-for-covid-19-vaccine-design-and-development
Released: 7-Jul-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Phage Display-Based Gene Delivery: A Viable Platform Technology for COVID-19 Vaccine Design and Development
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Researchers at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) and the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP) at Rice University in Houston, Texas, have demonstrated that a technology with favorable biological attributes known as phage display could be a viable platform for the development of new vaccines to protect against COVID-19.

Newswise:Video Embedded empowering-a-neighborhood-to-breathe-easy
Released: 6-Jul-2021 7:05 PM EDT
Empowering a Neighborhood to Breathe Easy
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Companies like Purple Air and IQAir, with air pollution sensors that cost under $300, have brought air quality monitoring to the masses. But when Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientist Tom Kirchstetter looked at Purple Air’s map last year during wildfire season, he noticed a big hole in Richmond, a city of 110,000 to the north of Berkeley.

Newswise:Video Embedded new-fossil-sheds-light-on-the-evolution-of-how-dinosaurs-breathed
Released: 6-Jul-2021 11:20 AM EDT
New Fossil Sheds Light on the Evolution of How Dinosaurs Breathed
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

Using a well-preserved Heterodontosaurus skeleton and high-powered x-rays, an international team of researchers has discovered that not all dinosaurs breathed in the same way. The findings give scientists more insight into how a major group of dinosaurs, including well-known creatures like the triceratops and stegosaurus, evolved.

Newswise:Video Embedded one-year-of-aerobic-exercise-training-may-reduce-risk-of-alzheimer-s-in-older-adults
Released: 6-Jul-2021 10:20 AM EDT
One Year of Aerobic Exercise Training May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s in Older Adults
American Physiological Society (APS)

New research suggests one year of moderate-to-vigorous intensity aerobic exercise training improved cardiorespiratory fitness, cerebral blood flow regulation, memory and executive function in people with mild cognitive impairment. The data suggest improvement in cerebrovascular function from exercise training also has the potential to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults.

Newswise:Video Embedded using-old-and-young-blood-to-study-age-related-muscle-loss
Released: 6-Jul-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Using Old and Young Blood to Study Age-related Muscle Loss
American Physiological Society (APS)

An innovative model using human blood samples to study muscle protein growth may help advance scientists’ understanding of age-related muscle loss.

Newswise:Video Embedded virtual-summer-sundays-return
Released: 2-Jul-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Virtual Summer Sundays Return
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Every year, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory opens its gates to thousands of community members for open house events called Summer Sundays. Visitors get to meet the Lab’s scientists and tour a different world-class science facility each week, including the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)—all DOE Office of Science User Facilities.

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Released: 1-Jul-2021 11:40 AM EDT
Featured Video: Why Hydrogen Tells Us the Story of the Universe
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Join NRAO to learn why scientists are so interested in hydrogen in the galaxy and beyond.

Newswise:Video Embedded taking-cues-from-nature-breakthrough-cellular-fluidics-technology-could-have-sweeping-impacts
30-Jun-2021 8:50 AM EDT
Taking cues from nature, breakthrough ‘cellular fluidics’ technology could have sweeping impacts
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Inspired by the way plants absorb and distribute water and nutrients, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed a groundbreaking method for transporting liquids and gases using 3D-printed lattice design and capillary action phenomena.

Newswise:Video Embedded orphaned-baby-beavers-crisscross-nys-for-treatment-at-cornell
Released: 29-Jun-2021 11:50 AM EDT
Orphaned Baby Beavers Crisscross NYS for Treatment at Cornell
Cornell University

The Cornell Wildlife Hospital helped care for a litter of baby beavers, whose parents were trapped in the Adirondacks, nursing three of the surviving five back to health before sending them for rehabilitation.

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Released: 28-Jun-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Are We Missing Other Earths?
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)

Some exoplanet searches could be missing nearly half of the Earth-sized planets around other stars. New findings from a team using the international Gemini Observatory and the WIYN 3.5-meter Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory suggest that Earth-sized worlds could be lurking undiscovered in binary star systems, hidden in the glare of their parent stars. As roughly half of all stars are in binary systems, this means that astronomers could be missing many Earth-sized worlds.

Newswise:Video Embedded ai-learns-to-predict-human-behavior-from-videos
Released: 28-Jun-2021 8:30 AM EDT
AI Learns to Predict Human Behavior from Videos
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

New Columbia Engineering study unveils a computer vision technique for giving machines a more intuitive sense for what will happen next by leveraging higher-level associations between people, animals, and objects.“Our algorithm is a step toward machines being able to make better predictions about human behavior, and thus better coordinate their actions with ours,” said Computer Science Professor Carl Vondrick. “Our results open a number of possibilities for human-robot collaboration, autonomous vehicles, and assistive technology.”

Newswise:Video Embedded giant-comet-found-in-outer-solar-system-by-dark-energy-survey
Released: 25-Jun-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Giant Comet Found in Outer Solar System by Dark Energy Survey
NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory

A giant comet from the outskirts of our Solar System has been discovered in 6 years of data from the Dark Energy Survey. Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein is estimated to be about 1000 times more massive than a typical comet, making it arguably the largest comet discovered in modern times. It has an extremely elongated orbit, journeying inward from the distant Oort Cloud over millions of years. It is the most distant comet to be discovered on its incoming path, giving us years to watch it evolve as it approaches the Sun, though it's not predicted to become a naked-eye spectacle.

Newswise:Video Embedded brain-computer-interface-enables-johns-hopkins-study-participant-to-touch-and-feel-holographic-objects
Released: 25-Jun-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Brain-Computer Interface Enables Johns Hopkins Study Participant to Touch and Feel Holographic Objects
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

As part of a larger study exploring neural multiplexing and new modes of perception enabled by brain-computer interface (BCI), Johns Hopkins researchers have demonstrated the ability to “feel” virtual objects by integrating neural stimulation in a mixed-reality environment.

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